Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement pack (September 2020)
Meike Beckford starts our edition with another excellent article. Meike reflects on her MBA (which she has just completed, congratulations Meike). One of those reflections is about Self Leadership. “Self-leadership is the practice of leading and managing yourself. It builds on your skills of resilience, self-efficacy (believing you are successful) and self-direction. As a leadership practice it moves from just managing how you do something to deciding what and why.”
“We did it We did it” Bettina announces as she dives onto her bed immediately upon arrival at our hotel in Whitby for an annual week’s holiday with her family. Bettina had captured our emotions we had probably bottled up over the last 6 months. We had done it, not just for ourselves but especially for Bettina. Coming out of lockdown for the Raw family in Whitby.
How to get the best out of folk By Roger Whalley Trustee/Non-executive director of Aspire Living. There is so much I have taken from Roger’s article this month. I have referred to several lessons Roger shares in his article with my colleagues. I hope you also find it thought provoking.
One of the ‘perks’ I get from putting our ‘Leadership and Engagement’ together is that I get to trawl through video presentations which I hope you will enjoy – I have included my top 3 from www.ted.com they include: ‘The way we think about work is broken’, ‘How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger’s’ and ‘ Perspective is everything.’ Both thought provoking and inspiring – how I felt after watching each one – and I hope you have a similar reaction.
I have included so much more for you in this month’s edition, I think it is safe to say this is the best one so far in 2020!
This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 and @livelikearaw twitter feeds – thanks Joyce. I am also live on Twitter: @SteveRaw836 sharing leadership thoughts at 7am, 7 days a week. We welcome new followers!
Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI
It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be